We were so impressed with garden fencing installed in a neighbours garden (see photos below) by a local fencing contractor, that we decided to get the same contractor to replace ours.
Neighbours installed fence
However, when the contractor finished our fencing we were very disappointed with the quality of the finish, and think it is a bit of an eyesore (see pictures below)
Our completed fence by same contractor
When I asked the contractor why the appearance of the fencing was not as good or pleasing as the fencing he installed at my neighbours, he informed me that "the green / dark colouring of some of the fencing was the effect of the finishing process when the wood was processed during manufacturing, and that it was some sort of preservative".
I asked him why my neighbours fencing did not look like ours when it was finished and he informed me that "it was pure luck on the finished appearance of the wood when bought from his supplier".
He also informed me that my neighbours fencing looked like ours when theirs was finished (which I do not believe to be the case), and that our fencing would look like theirs in about a years time when the wood fencing has weathered.
I asked a friend who has had some experience of working installing garden fencing, and he informed that in his experience he would not have expected newly installed fencing to look the way it is.
I also informed him that the contractor phoned us to ask us if he could install the fencing earlier than originally agreed and asked us if it would be ok to install the 5' 6" fencing that he eventually installed in photos above instead of the 5" fencing that we ordered. The contractor charged us the same price for the 5' 6" fencing as agreed when ordering the 5' fencing.
My friend thought that possibly why we got the fencing for the same price and installed earlier than agreed was that the fencing was from another job where it was not accepted by the buyer.
So what I need are opinions on from anyone on the forum about my concerns on the finished appearance of the fencing installed by the contractor and if what he says are valid.
Look forward to any opinions.